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27. February 2018 | Cologne, Germany

Direvo sells the BluCon™ platform, a whole suite of processesanswering the world’s need for biodegradable plastics andconverting non-food biomass waste to valuable chemicals

Direvo Industrial Biotechnology GmbH announces the sale of its BluCon™ platform to an investor,
Mr. Xu Youzhong, in Hangzhou, China.
BluCon™ processes convert a whole range of non-food biomass ranging from grasses, straw,
agricultural and wood residues and can therefore be applied around the globe. From an output
perspective, BluCon™ delivers transportation fuels like ethanol or chemical building blocks like
L-lactic acid.
L-lactic acid will be used to produce PLA, poly lactic acid, a biobased plastic answering the world’s
need for biodegradable plastics. Moreover the BluCon™ platform is a unique basis for a low cost
production of value added chemicals from industrial or agricultural waste products for the benefit
of the environment.
BluCon Biotech GmbH, will receive a license for international use. With this, BluCon Biotech GmbH
is perfectly positioned for the upcoming steps of process development, based on Direvo’s decade
long experience on “directed evolution”. BluCon Biotech GmbH will further on develop in close
cooperation with Biotech-Startup Dehong, Hangzhou, China the BluCon™ platform to marketable
products serving the needs of nature.

About Direvo Industrial Biotechnology GmbH
Direvo is a biotechnology company with focus on the biomass conversion industry. Direvo
identifies bottlenecks and weaknesses in current industrial processes in this sector and develops
and implements biology-based solutions together with large and small industrial partners.
Direvo’s products are newly designed enzymes and microorganisms of the highest quality that
provide easy-to-implement, cost-effective solutions. Direvo’s contribution assures that partners
stay competitive and profitable while supporting them to make the future more profitable,
sustainable and safer. You can find more information at the website

About BluCon Biotech GmbH
BluCon Biotech GmbH, Cologne, is developing to commercial scale a process by which polymer
grade L-lactic acid will be produced by direct fermentation of cellulosic and lignocellulosic waste.
Besides developing BluCon technology, BluCon Biotech GmbH serves as a platform to acquire
further technologies in the field of applied biotechnology. With its core team, the company has
outstanding expertise in microbiology, in strain and process development and in international
project management. It is very well connected both within Germany and internationally.

Contact Direvo Industrial Biotechnology GmbH

Dr. Marcus Kind, CEO
Cell: +49 176 81243668

DIREVO Industrial Biotechnology GmbH
Nattermannallee 1
50829 Köln (Cologne)

Contact BluCon Biotech GmbH

Dr. Albrecht Läufer, CEO
Cell: +49 171 956 2401

BluCon Biotech GmbH
Nattermannallee 1
50829 Köln (Cologne)


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